No Movies in Play Movie Event RMMV – Solution

There have been a number of issues, it seems, with the Play Movie event command. Either they’re not playing or they’re not showing up in the event list, even though they’re in the movies folder. There IS no import function in RMMV, as there was in previous RPG Makers, so you now have to manually copy and paste "assets" (resources) into their respective project folders. The Problem The problem as I see it is that since RMMV supports much higher resolutions and can be used on multiple platforms, faster, higher quality graphics and sounds are almost certainly more of a requirement. Older formats are quickly becoming incompatible. So as a…

My First Foray into RPG Maker MV

Well, I’ve had my first foray into RPG Maker MV. At this point, I’m not sure if I’m entirely ready to be converted (yet!). I’m more fluent in Javascript than Ruby, so once I wrap my head around how everything is structured in MV, I might be able to write some scripts. Unlike with VXA, however, where classes, modules, etc. are separated to make scripting easier, you’d be able to go into, say, Window_Base and edit (or alias) certain things directly. In MV, however, things are bundled together into several core JS files; some settings are scattered throughout. This makes it more difficult to find specific classes until and unless…

Countdown to RPG Maker MV

There’s only two days left before the "official" launch of RPG Maker MV and I’m getting excited! This means that, since I preordered it from the start, it’ll be readily available on 23 October, 2015, at 10:00 PDT. The biggest advantage is that I actually have the day off from work, so I will start playing around with it almost immediately. And I’m confident enough in my Javascripting skills that I can eventually start on some plugins of my own. In fact, I’ve been going through a refresher course on Codecademy. It’s easier than I thought it would be; although it’s been quite some time since I wrote anything in…

RPG Maker Times Facebook Page Reopened

The RPG Maker Times Facebook page has officially been reopened after a long hiatus and it has been renamed RPG Maker Times & Projects. The decision was made primarily because, with the upcoming release of RPG Maker MV (which I’ve preordered and am quite excited about), it’s going to be an important additional asset. Not only that, it’ll be a platform for blogsite and project, particularly when the relaunch of The Gladiator Project is announced for RPG Maker MV. Updates for my RMVXA project, Otherworld, will also be posted there, along with other news about RPG Maker and game development.

RPG Maker MV Preorder & Release Date

RPG Maker MV

RPG Maker MV is being released on October 23, 2015. You can preorder your copy with a 10% discount and two bonus packs: the Cover Art Characters Pack and the MV Essentials Set. Steam or non-Steam keys will be available when RPG Maker MV is officially released. The preorder cost (with the discount) is a princely $71.99, but to me (based on what I’ve seen so far) it’s worth it! RPG Maker MV Official Trailer What Makes RPG Maker MV Exciting Previous RPG Makers (from 2K to VXA) have only been limited to Windows only. However, RPG Maker MV can now be used on both Windows and Mac machines. Not…

Preorder RPG Maker MV for 10% Off Plus Bonuses

Payday is literally just around the corner (tomorrow actually), so I’ll be preordering my own copy of RPG Maker MV. I’m surprisingly excited. And then, of course, it means I have to relearn JavaScript, not necessarily a bad thing. Hopefully, most likely later in 2016, I’ll be giving away Steam keys for RPG Maker MV in the form of a competition. At least that’s the plan. Watch this space for details!

Bug in Shortcodes Ultimate plugin

There appears to be a bug in the Shortcodes Ultimate plugin, which affects all of the areas where I’ve used separator tabs for certain elements, notably scripts and tutorials. It appears that since plugin’s last few updates, this has been "broken", apparently ongoing for a week. I’ve been looking for alternatives, but none are on a par with this plugin. It’s unfortunate because I’ve been using this plugin for a long time across all of my WordPress blogs. Things break, yes, and are fixable, but I’ve always maintained "If it ain’t broken in the first place, don’t fix it!" Hopefully, it’ll be resolved soon. If not, I’ll continue the hunt…

Design A Logo Contest – Win RPG Maker VX Ace

Here’s your chance to win some FREE Steam keys for RPG Maker VX Ace and some resources! The RPG Maker Times logo is in need of a redesign; it’s been the same for years. So, I thought it would be a cool idea to run a contest to design a new logo appropriate for the site. Prizes Up For Grabs

Complete Chests Tutorial for RM2K3 Update

The Complete Chests Tutorial is up-to-date for RM2K3. Main Chest Tutorial for #RM2K3 complete. More added soon. Other chapters/versions soon after. — RPG Maker Times (@CompanionWulf) September 22, 2015 I’m planning on bringing the RMXP version up-to-date next, with RMVX/VXA next, and then creating a demo for each RPG Maker – possibly in the form of a game.

Steam Keys Giveaway #1 – Coming Soon

I recently bought Bundle Stars’ Game Makers Mega Bundle, so that means I have some extra RPG Maker VX Ace and Game Guru Steam keys (programs and resources) to give away. I’m not sure how this’ll work yet because there’s one key per program or resource. Maybe it’ll be in the form of competitions, or it might be in the form of a "first come, first served" basis. More news on this soon. EDIT: It’s been decided that there will be a competition to win a copy of RPG Maker VX Ace and 4 resource packs. Runners-up prizes are to be decided. Giveaway competition for #RPGMaker #Steam keys decided. #RMVXA…